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Archive - Feb 3, 2014

R.A.D. comes to New Hanover County

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videoWomen can help themselves feel more secure with the help of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said, for the first time, the agency is teaming up with the Rape Aggression Defense System, better known as RAD, to offer self defense classes to women at the Cape Fear Community College north campus. Full story...
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Grand jury indicts Southport cop in shooting death of teen

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videoA Brunswick County Grand Jury has indicted Southport police officer Bryon Vassey on voluntary manslaughter charges in the death of Keith Vidal, according to the District Attorney's Office. Full story...
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Progress made in backlog of food stamp applications

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Officials at the state Department Health and Human Services say they have made significant progress in clearing a backlog of food stamp applications ahead of a federal deadline next week. Full story...
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Duke Energy reports coal-ash spill

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Duke Energy says a pipe under a coal ash pond has broken releasing an unknown amount of coal ash into the Dan River in Rockingham County. Full story...
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School districts begin tough task of dealing with missed days

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video Students around the area missed nearly a week of school thanks to the threat and eventual arrival of snow and ice last week, but state laws about the school calendar make rescheduling that missed time a challenge for administrators. Full story...
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CFPUA working at multiple locations

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CFPUA working on water main breaks on multiple locations, expect some traffic delays. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: White Bean & Chicken Chili

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videoSure the weather is a bit warmer, but is it ever NOT a good time for chili? Alicia Ross has a variation of the classic for us in this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...
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NC man charged in DSS case appointed attorney

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A judge is appointing an attorney to represent a North Carolina man charged after an 11-year-old boy was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken tied to his neck. Full story...
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US Senate candidate Brannon defendant in tech suit

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A lawsuit set for trial next week alleges US Senate candidate Greg Brannon and a technology corporation executive misled investors about an opportunity in the mobile phone field. Full story...
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Berger pleads guilty to DWI, drug charge

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videoBrian Berger will not spend any time in jail for his DWI charges. The New Hanover County Commissioner was back in court this morning closing the case on two arrests in the last 14 months. Full story...
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NC group urges teachers to reject contract offers

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A group representing North Carolina teachers plan to increase efforts this week to fight a state law that phases out more than 40 years of job protections in favor of employment contracts. Full story...
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Wilmington beefs up security for Council meetings

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videoStarting soon, anyone who wants to go to a Wilmington City Council meeting will have to pass through a metal detector. Mayor Bill Saffo said council members have inquired about added security at city hall for some time. Full story...
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Three Republicans already in race for New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoFiling to run for office this year is still a week away, but three Republicans have already begun their campaigns for New Hanover County Commission. John Dismukes, Chuck Kays and Skip Watkins all have plans to run for two open commission seats. Full story...
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House leader Cantor to raise money for Rouzer

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videoDavid Rouzer will get some big-name help in his race for the Republican nomination to represent much of southeastern North Carolina in Washington. Full story...
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Man killed, another in jail after neighborhood dispute

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Bladen County deputies say a shooting in an Elizabethtown neighborhood over the weekend ended with one man dead and another man behind bars. Full story...
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